Data analyzed from the NICER telescope aboard the ISS contains evidence of X-ray boosts accompanying radio burst detections, releasing more energy than expected as “giant radio pulses”. Plus, machine learning, intraterrestrial life, all the volcanoes, and updates on SN15 and Ingenuity.
A new study examined the effects of recent increases in the number of space objects orbiting Earth and found that the proliferation of satellites contributes to a nearly ten percent increase over natural lighting of the night sky. Plus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, ancient Earth, volcanoes, and our weekly What’s Up segment.
New research shows that most of the water once thought to have escaped Mars is actually still trapped in the minerals in the crust. And life may still be present and accessible on the red planet. Plus, a cosmic lens, Bennu, volcanoes, more news from LPSC 2021, and our weekly What’s Up.
Our coverage of last week’s AAS meeting continues with new work on the formation of planetary nebula based on Hubble Space Telescope images. Plus, a massive quasar in the early universe, water ice on Ganymede, a super-puff planet, and plans for taking spectra of Venus’ surface, featuring our guest, PSI scientist Dr. Darby Dyer.
Today we look at three astronomical stories! First, simulations show that rocky Super-Earth sized exoplanets have a Jupiter-sized guardian. Then a study of over 700 quasars shows they form because of… magnetic fields, of course! And finally, spare observation time leads to the discovery of a metal-poor globular cluster near the Andromeda Galaxy.